June 17, 2019

Marc Andreessen, founder of Silicon Valley VC Fund Andreessen Horowitz and long time entrepreneur, recently published on twitter his summer reading lists (click here for tweet).  We have listed some highlights below that are relevant to startups and innovation:

 

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts Hardcover – February 6, 2018

Author Annie Duke uses a variety of stories and context ranging from poker to sports to guide individuals to make decisions when there is high degrees of uncertainty.

“By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don’t, you’ll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision making. You’ll become more confident, calm, compassionate and successful in the long run.”

 

Check it out on Amazon here.

 

 

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC Hardcover – October 3, 2017

Super hero overload?  Well not yet for most people if Avenger’s summer blockbuster is any indication. But the battle between Marvel and DC has raged on for 50 years.  Slugfest gives a deep dive of this rivalry.

Slugfest, the first book to chronicle the history of this epic rivalry into a single, in-depth narrative, is the story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told. Complete with interviews with the major names in the industry, Slugfest reveals the arsenal of schemes the two companies have employed in their attempts to outmaneuver the competition, whether it be stealing ideas, poaching employees, planting spies, or launching price wars.”

Check it out on Amazon here.

 

 

 

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance Hardcover – March 4, 2014

Ever felt in the “flow”?  The Rise of Superman looks to experiences of athletes, performers, and professional extreme sport competitors to describe how they get into the “flow” to drive to peak performance.

 

Check it out on Amazon here.

 

 

 

 

The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness Hardcover – May 8, 2018

The Courage to be Disliked has been wildly popular in Asia.  The authors explore Alfred Adler’s psychology theories in the context of a discussion between a teacher and student.  The ensuing read shares an approach to becoming free to make decisions, breaking away from limiting ideas, and pursuing personal interests.

 

Check it out on Amazon here.

 

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